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Mark Friedberg, The Underground Railroad – Craft Considerations

Mark Friedberg, The Underground Railroad –

Curated by the IndieWire Crafts team, Craft Considerations is a platform for filmmakers to talk about recent work that we believe is worthy of awards consideration.

In partnership with Amazon Studios, the above video details production designer Mark Friedberg’s work on the Georgia plantation, which sets the stage for “The Underground Railroad” series. As Friedberg explains, each decision in building the slave quarters — including their spatial relationship to the “Big House,” the cotton field (which Friedberg’s team planted), and 250-year-old oak trees — captured “the beauty and horror” of Barry Jenkins’ vision.

For the full discussion with key members of “The Underground Railroad” production team, including Friedberg, cinematographer James Laxton, and costume designer Caroline Eselin-Schaefer, read and watch more here.

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